What is SW-PBS?

Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) is a framework for creating safe and orderly learning environments in schools, while improving the social-emotional outcomes for students. It is a proactive approach that relies on research-based practices, including developing clear behavioral expectations, teaching these expectations, acknowledging appropriate behavior, consistently correcting inappropriate behavior, and using behavioral data to systematically solve problems. SW-PBS is build on a three-tiered model that provides additional behavioral supports to students who are not responding to the tier 1 interventions.

What are the benefits of SW-PBS?

Schools that consistently implement and use SW-PBS have:

  • Improved school climate
  • Improved student achievement
  • Reduced in-suspension and referral rates

SW-PBS Tier 1 Sustain

Date Workshop
October 13 Meeting 1
January 18 Meeting 2

 SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced

Date Workshop
October 25 Meeting 1 

 SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustain

Date Workshop
September 16 Meeting 1
February 16 Meeting 2

 SW-PBS Tier 3

Date Workshop
October 11 Meeting 1
November 18 Meeting 2
January 25 Meeting 3 - CANCELED
March 16 Meeting 4

 SW-PBS Tier 3 Sustain

Date Workshop
November 16 Meeting 1 - CANCELED

 Other Training

Date Workshop
September 29 SW-PBS Nuts and Bolts (Overview for New Staff and Administrators)


Maria Allen
SW-Positive Behavior Support Specialist
(573) 986-6193

Chelsea Harrington
SW-Positive Behavior Support Specialist
(573) 986-6056
Physical Address
920 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza MS 0120
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701